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  • 20 Apr 2022
    Julian Caldecott

    Surviving Climate Chaos and Promoting Peace with Nature

    A note by Julian Caldecott, author of Surviving Climate Chaos to mark United Nations International Mother Earth Day and Earth Day 2022: 'Invest in our planet', 22 April 2022 ‘The causes of 'war' between people and nature lie in our recent world-conquering societies, business models and technologies. The key change occurred when a critical proportion of people gave up living from local production using muscle power, to live instead from global production using machines.’

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  • 22 Apr 2020
    Debra Benson

    COVID-19 and Earth Day 2020 – Strange Bedfellows!

    I had been so looking forward to attending the Fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day celebration at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies in the University of Wisconsin, Madison. It was set to be a meticulously coordinated all-day event with leaders in the field of climate change, based around small group breakout sessions, and exhibitor tables. […]

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  • 20 Apr 2020
    Debra Benson

    Earth Day – Then and Now

    Growing up on what is truly one of the most beautiful college campuses, Michigan State University, I was a pre-teen when the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. Most memorable was watching the CBS Evening News, when Walter Cronkite (who, in an opinion poll taken in 1972 named him as “the most trusted man […]

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  • 17 Apr 2020

    Wind Turbines: Insights and Anecdotes

    On 8 November 1977, President Jimmy Carter made a televised address to the US nation on the subject of energy. There was a crisis. Geopolitical tensions had resulted in an embargo on oil exports from the Middle East, on whose output much of the industrial world then relied.  The ‘energy crisis’ of the 1970s was […]

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  • 15 Apr 2019
    Jamie Copsey

    Reimagining a Novel World In Which We Live Alongside Nature

    Jamie A. Copsey, Author of Species Conservation, tells us how he thinks the world needs more positive perspectives on the future we want to shape, and then we can really start thinking about how we get there.

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  • 15 Apr 2019
    David Johns

    Doing Battle With The Next Asteroid

    David Johns, Author of, Conservation Politics; The Last Anti-Colonial Battle, tells us how ultimately global conservation is failing. Why, when the majority of people say they value nature and its protection? David Johns argues that the loss of species and healthy ecosystems is best understood as human imposition of a colonial relationship on the non-human world - one of exploitation and domination.

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  • 21 Apr 2017
    Wikicommons, Street in Kathmandu photo: Pavel Novak
    Timothy H. Dixon

    #EarthDay2017 Are We Prepared for Overpopulation?

    Timothy H. Dixon author of Curbing Catastrophe is a Professor of Geosciences at the University of South Florida. In his new article he considers the future threat of over-population, the predictions that could have been and presents ideas for an optimistic move forward.

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  • 17 Apr 2015
    Prasenjit Duara

    An Alternate Vision to Preserve the Future

    With Earth Day almost upon us, Prasenjit Duara, the author of The Crisis of Global Modernity, explains why we need a new vision of the world to prevent ourselves from destroying it.

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